Thursday, December 31, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
This is the 5th in the Cancer Survivor series. I was going to get all techie on the shoot spec's since I was kicking it old school 4x5, but I took away a lot more from the shoot than I thought. I got to hear a good part of the interview and thought I'd share that. Don't take life for granted, cherish everyday and the time we all have together. Mr. X said when he wakes up in the morning the sky is always bluer and colors are more vivid and the music is sweeter. His wife said battling cancer is all about team work, you feel like a bungie cord, somedays your stretched to your limit other you're fine and relaxed. Kinda made me think how people take everyday for granted. I almost got weepy .............
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
A call from a corporate client to cover Governor Beverly Perdue on site while she signs an Executive Order Creating Logistics Task Force. I'm sure the local media people were not happy with me setting up Big lights for the event. I tried shooting available light, the exposure was ISO 1000 - 1/125 @ f/2.8 and it looked really bad. It was a dark warehouse, so I ended up with a Profoto and soft-box as the main light an an AB with umbrella on the background.
Friday, December 4, 2009
The big news of the week is my New Website bryan regan photography is up and running and my email now works.
Thank you PR people
Raleigh photographer Bryan Regan launches his new website at
www.bryanreganphotography.com. Regan’s recent clients include
Time Magazine, Business Week, GE and UNC.
About Bryan Regan Photography:
Bryan Regan works with national and local advertising agencies, magazines and corporations.
With over 20 years experience in all aspects of photography, Regan is at ease on commercial and editorial
assignments. Bryan Regan Photography is represented by Wonderful Machine.
I do feel a little guilty. I tell myself I decorate the house for the holidays for the kids, but I think it's really more for me. Trying to keep some of that Pittsburgh tradition alive in the south. Should make a great backdrop with the kids for Christmas cards.
Went out and shot some images on Black Friday for the Picture Black Friday photo contest.
My orginal intention for Black Friday was crowds ,chaos long exposures and blurry people.
As I scouted out the local Best Buy’s I noticed a vacant Circuit City, and down the street
a vacant Linens-N-things. I felt more drawn to these places than the crowds. It seemed on
every corner there were homeless people out with signs looking for help. I know these images
are more anti-Black Friday, but feel they repsesent the social and economic times we live in.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
It's been 5 years since I bought my building. Went through the archives and pulled some old snap shots of the place. Just kinda take me down memory lane and how times have changed. My battle with the TTA over eminent domain and the condemnation of my old space ( just so you know it's still there and has tenants ). I learned a lot about roof's and leaks this year and still have some issues. I'm trying to pay off the studio in 7 years, business is still good but slow so I might be on the 8 year plan. Who knows maybe I'll finally get an awning up this year.
Still probably going to hell for this series ..... I got off a couple shots before I was run off and told I was trespassing. I was really on an access road. Used the Tronix inverter to power the x-mas lights, 2 AB's and 25' sec exposure, unplugged the lights after @ 5' sec.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
The name says it all "Broccoli in a Flower-pot". Showing my intern Maria Brubeck some old school photo techniques. Did some old school Arron Jones light painting, with split diffusion. We didn't get the Hosemaster out just a couple of flashlights. 25 sec. f/16 Harrison & Harrison D4 on camera for background and part of front for that dreamy look. A good day of learning light painting, diffusion, dulling spray and cinefoil. I think Maria is now excited she got alittle OCD.
So I got this idea after watching our jack-o-lanterns deteriorate over the past week. One frame of film once aweek, I know it's been done to death, but I think I'll give it a try do some oversized proof sheets. I tried my best to clean out a spot in the prop-room, the problem is going to be not bumping the camera or set over the next 63 days. I can't do anything that's going to smell or get to nasty, I'd really like to try a big bucket of KFC, but think I'll do a loaf of Wonder Bread next.
Lighting vs no lights ...... I saw Christine sitting in the park the other day so I grabbed some gear and ran up there. I've shot Christine before for my Neighborhood Project and was not happy with the results. I shot her with hard light last time, so this time I took an umbrella. She still looked very shinny and when retouched looks like a Glamour shot. Ended up shooting with available light, not really my style but better results.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
The pro-bono god's call again. The AIGA David Burney Roast or PBR fest. A good time was had by all. A couple Profoto heads upstairs beat flash on camera any day.
An active and long-time member of AIGA, Burney is a founding member and former President of the Raleigh chapter. He also served as the Chair of the National President’s Council. David has nearly 30 years experience building and leading creative services organizations as the owner of Burney Design, Chief Creative Officer at Capstrat, Chief Designer at the NC Museum of Art, and as Vice President of Brand Communications and Design at Red Hatone of the world’s most disruptive technology brands. He is also a founding partner & Chief Executive Officer of New Kind.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Did some more photo's of the No hands Wheelie King and shot some more B roll footage. Just got it downloaded and am excited to have alook. Hung out the back of the SUV while going down Fayetteville St. and some shots where Rodney grew up in Walnut Terrace.